October is Halloween Eye Safety Month
Halloween is fast approaching and while most people are familiar with more general Halloween safety tips – look both ways before crossing the street and inspect all unopened candy before indulging – they might not be aware of all the risks associated with sharp costume accessories or illegal contacts. Each year, both children and adults… Read More
A Message to Our Patients Regarding Coronavirus
To Our Communities and Valued Patients, We know there is growing concern as the outbreak and impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. Ensuring the health, safety and well-being of the communities we serve across the Chicagoland area has always been a top priority, and is especially critical at this time. Our eye doctors… Read More
What is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis (blef-uh-RYE-tis) is inflammation of the eyelids. Blepharitis usually involves the part of the eyelid where the eyelashes grow and affects both eyelids. There’s more than one reason why people get blepharitis. Some people have certain skin conditions, bacteria eats at the oil pours of your eyelids, tiny mites inside your eyelashes may eat the… Read More
How To Use OCuSoft Lid Scrubs
Dr. Patricia Zielinski, OD from Family Eye Physicians explains how to properly use OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Eyelid Cleansers. Dr.Zielinski specializes in general medical optometry, contact lenses, laser vision correction, and pediatric optometry. She is a Chicago native and is serving both our Orland Park and Oak Lawn Offices and will be able to better serve… Read More
What are Dry Eye Symptoms
You may have experienced this yourself: a stinging, burning sensation in your eyes, blurred vision, and increased sensitivity to light. Your eyes feel tired and sore and when you look in the mirror you see red, watery eyes. You feel healthy otherwise, no cold, flu or allergies. You likely have a condition called dry eyes…. Read More
What You Should Know About Lasik Eye Surgery
Even though millions of LASIK eye surgery procedures have been performed since it was approved by the FDA in 1999, the thought of laser eye surgery makes some people nervous. The best way to combat this fear is through information. The following article will provide you with what you need to know about the LASIK… Read More
Does Cataract Surgery Hurt?
People may think that the elderly are the only people who have to worry about cataracts. While it is true that this eye condition can develop as a result of aging, other factors lead to cataracts as well. An injury to the eye lens and medical conditions such as diabetes can lead to cataracts. The… Read More
What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)?
February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month. Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans, but new treatments have dramatically changed the course of this disease over the last 10 years, making AMD more manageable than ever before. During AMD Awareness Month in February, the American Academy… Read More
What are the advantages of LASIK eye surgery?
Being able to wake up and see is nice. Being free from glasses is great, that’s obviously the number one advantage. Another great advantage is not having contact lenses. Some people struggle with contact lenses, so contact lens wear can create dry eye, irritation towards the end of the day so LASIK is nice because… Read More
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye disease that results in damage to the optic nerve. It causes a buildup of fluid which increases pressure on the front part of the eye. It is a degenerative condition, meaning it gets worse over time, and it could result in a complete loss of vision. Glaucoma can occur without warning… Read More